Interview with Sarwadi Sukiman, Chairman of Serikat Petani Indonesia (SPI – Indonesian Farmers Union) by email. Thanks to Rivani Noor of CAPPA for the translation.
Until there is an agreement at the UNFCCC level on REDD, carbon credits from REDD projects can only be traded on voluntary markets. Buyers of these carbon credits rely on independent certification schemes to tell the difference between “real” carbon credits and “cowboy” carbon credits.
Ten days ago, REDD-Monitor wrote about a UK-based company called Enviro Associates, after the BBC had secretly filmed a director of the company, Luke Ryan, making “misleading” claims about the amount of money to be made by investing in carbon credits.
Interview with Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, head of Indonesia’s REDD+ Task Force. Jakarta, May 2012. A second interview followed with Heru Prasetyo, Deputy I UKP4 and a member of the REDD+ Task Force[*], in July 2012.